And so it is the end of another week, and it is the end of another 29.5 day period and Lady Selene is high in the sky with all the havoc that she brings along with her. This full moon is—apparently—a ‘blue moon’ which has nothing to do with its colour, but instead refers to its rarity; there being two full moons in one calendar month, and there will not be another one until Samhain 2020. Next month’s moon will be a treat for Nick Drake fans, because it is.. You’ve guessed it: A PINK MOON.
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COMING THIS WEEKEND
Gonzo Weekly #279
THE DIGI-ME-DO ISSUE
In this magnificently peculiar issue, The immortal and happily visible Mr Biffo has a new TV project and needs OUR help, Alan reviews Lady Sybil Grey, Doug concludes his series on Split Enz, John loves the new Cary Grace album, and Jeremy goes to see the Handsome Family, while Jon reads a book about The Beatles. Wot, another one?
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, AND Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, there are columns from all sorts of folk including Neil Nixon, Kev Rowlands, Roy Weard, C J Stone, and Mr Biffo AND the irrepressible Corinna. There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and southern dibblers who have gone for a snooze (OK, nothing to do with small marsupials who have probably got hangovers and have decided to have a little rest, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
This issue features:
Leslie Charteris, Gerald Durrell, Lawrence Durrell, Digitiser, Mr Biffo, Paul Rose, John & Yoko, Ed Sheeran,great crested newts, Ringo Starr, Orbital, Glenn Hughes, Roger Daltrey, music piracy, David Bowie, Strange Fruit, Friday Night Progressive, Mack Maloney's Mystery Hour, Charles Kofi Amankwaa Mann, Sudan, Killjoy (Frank Pucci), José Juan Piñero González, Alfred Lynn (aka Allah Real) Laurence Cleary, Katie Boyle, Lady Saunders (born Caterina Irene Elena Maria Imperiali di Francavilla), Peter "Mars" Cowling, Tony Klinger, Billion Dollar Babies, Man, Delius, Vaughan Williams, Edward Elgar, Jeremy Smith, The Handsome Family, Doug Harr, Split Enz, Alan Dearling, Lady Sybil Grey, Simon Boyd, John Brodie-Good, Cary Grace, Kev Rowland, Testament, X-Panda, Ammouri, Anti-Flag, Armed Cloud, Babylon A.D., Band of Rain, Beast in Black, Betontod, C.J. Stone, Hawkwind, Captain Rizz, Jon Downes, The Wild Colonial Boy, Martin Springett, Margaret Hunt, The Beatles, Barry Manilow, Lemmy, Motorhead, Neil Nixon, Five Starcle Men
And the last few issues are:
Issue 278 (The Beatles)
Issue 277 (Auld Man's Baccie)
Issue 276 (Dukes of the Orient)
Issue 275 (Martin Gordon)
Issue 274 (Steve Took)
Issue 273 (Live Dead 69)
Issue 272 (George Butler)
Issue 271 (Mark E Smith)
Issue 270 (Eric Clapton)
Issue 269 (Narnia)
Issue 267-8 (Happy New Year)
Issue 265-6 (The Who)
Issue 264 (John McLaughlin)
Issue 263 (The magic Band)
Issue 262 (DikMik)
Issue 261 (Leonard Cohen)
Issue 260 (Amsterdam Squat Festie)
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
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* The Gonzo Daily is - as the name implies - a daily online magazine (mostly) about artists connected to the Gonzo Multimedia group of companies. But it also has other stuff as and when the editor feels like it. The same team also do a weekly newsletter called - imaginatively - The Gonzo Weekly. Find out about it at this link: www.gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk
* We should probably mention here, that some of our posts are links to things we have found on the internet that we think are of interest. We are not responsible for spelling or factual errors in other people's websites. Honest guv!
* Jon Downes, the Editor of all these ventures (and several others) is an old hippy of 58 who - together with a Jack Russell called Archie, an infantile orange cat named after a song by Frank Zappa, and two half grown kittens, one totally coincidentally named after one of the Manson Family, purely because she squeaks, puts it all together from a converted potato shed in a tumbledown cottage deep in rural Devon which he shares with various fish. He is ably assisted by his lovely wife Corinna, his bulldog/boxer Prudence, his elderly mother-in-law, and a motley collection of social malcontents. Plus.. did we mention Archie and the Cats?